My computer ate my original post, so with this re-write I'm going to be really brief:
What, in your opinion, is the purpose of Black History Month? Why is it around? Do you think it has been effective in its mission?
I plan to re-visit this topic a few times and it will probably lead to other related topics.
**note - I do have opinions on this topic . . . just hoping to get a little feedback first before I share my point of view. If you're looking for an idea of my perspective, click on the "race" and "racism" tags at the bottom of this entry**
Disclaimer - I know race can be a scary topic to discuss, so let me be clear - this is a safe zone to talk! I honestly don't think anything inflammatory is going to go on in the comments to this blog, but if you're hesitant to say anything because you think I or someone else will flame you - know that I don't get down with that stuff. I like to talk about these difficult topics but I don't think being mean is productive. Even when disagreeing, I try to do so respectfully.